Pop legend and lead singer of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, joined Team Land Rover BAR at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series to step on-board the AC45F as a guest racer.
He praised the sheer determination and hard work the team present to win.
Adding that participating in a race any longer than 30 minutes would make the team explode.
He said: ‘The concentration and physical effort is absolutely full on the whole time you are racing.’
On board Land Rover BAR in the non-participatory VIP seat, the musician understood Ainslie’s annoyance at suddenly finding himself back in fourth place.
The singer’s own sailing career had come to anguish when his boat capsized in 1985 at the Fastnet Race.